Blood sugar—also known as blood glucose—is a key to energy generation in our cells. We get blood sugar in two ways, from the carbohydrates that we eat or from the liver’s production of glucose. Blood sugar affects energy storage, the efficient production and use of insulin, immune functions and overall cellular health. Keeping our blood sugar levels balanced is a great step toward healthy weight management and maintaining healthy insulin in the normal range. Traditional cultures have long used herbs like cinnamon, Gymnema Sylvestre and fenugreek seeds to do this. In more recent times, chromium, magnesium and alpha-lipoic acid are also nutrients sought out for blood sugar support.